NetherRealm Studio's upcoming Mortal Kombat title, "Mortal Kombat X" has now been scheduled for a release on April 14, 2015. The game is initially being developed for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and the Windows PC, with a Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 ports to be expected by another developer.
While awaiting the game's release, the developers have been revealing characters included in the roster one-by-one. The most recent reveal is the character Quan Chi, making 10 characters in total. There are currently only four new characters debuting in the game.
There have not been much news about the game lately and character reveals are not from the developers themselves but with character reveals slowly trickling one by one, it is clear that the developers would want to carefully pick who will return to the roster after claims that not all fighters will make the return. more >>
While Bethesda's "Elder Scrolls Online" has been released for the Windows PC April 4 earlier this year, the Playstation 4 and Xbox One ports are still awaiting release to the public. The next-gen console ports were originally scheduled for a June release this year but the company announced a six-month delay pushing the release to later this 2014 or early 2015.
The delay has somewhat disappointed fans especially with a December release date at the earliest. First developed for the PC, Bethesda revealed that the two next-gen consoles run on a completely different system which is complex to handle.
As such, the developers would need more time to ensure that the game will run smoothly on the console versions, thus the delay. Once the game has been tuned and playable on the consoles, only then will they be releasing it. more >>
BioWare's "Dragon Age: Inquisition" is scheduled to be released on Nov. 18 this year for the Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and the Windows PC. It is a direct sequel to "Dragon Age: Origins" and "Dragon Age II" and will be the third major title in the "Dragon Age" franchise.
While the release is only a month away, the publisher Electronic Arts has confirmed that the game will be playable during the Penny Arcade Expo this weekend. EA will be making a 30-minute demo available to the public to play where the demo will be focusing on the Hinterland area. The demos will take place at the EA Community players lounge on Level One.
"The entire BioWare team is delighted to give Australian fans the opportunity to get hands-on with Dragon Age: Inquisition," Mike Laidlaw said, BioWare's Creative Director. more >>
The Playstation 4 exclusive game "Bloodborne" by From Software is going to be set to 1080p at 30fps according to the developers themselves. Apparently, the devs themselves prefer the game to be set that way. The game is a few months from release but it would seem that the dev team still haven't finalized the game's specs yet.
Producer Masaaki Yamagiwa had said in a statement that they "haven't made an official announcement yet but they will probably go for 30fps since that's what they found to be the best fps to play action games."
"From the beginning, they weren't targeting 60fps because it's not a first-person shooter, it's an action game," he added. more >>
It's only been a week since Apple Pay has been made available and it's already creating turbulent issues within the payments industry. Apple Pay is a payment system that Apple developed where users can simply make and accept payments using their iPhones. As Apple puts it, it is "an easy, secure, and private way" to make payments.
Apparently over the weekend, two prescription drug store chains had disabled Apple Pay as a transaction option. Rite Aid and CVS did not made the reason immediately clear.
A spokeswoman for Rite Aid Ashley Flower had said that the company "does not currently accept Apple Pay." She added that the company was "still in the process of evaluating our mobile payment options." more >>
"Kingdom Hearts 3," Square Enix and Disney's collaboration game, is already confirmed to be in development as announced during last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, but a release date has not been announced yet.
The title will be seeing Sora return as the protagonist of the game as well as the return of Riku, Donald Duck, Goofy, and King Mickey as well as other familiar Disney characters from various Disney films. "Kingdom Hearts 3" will be following from the story of "Dream Drop Distance" and will be the final chapter to the "Dark Seeker" saga.
It's been more than a year since Square's announcement of the game and news regarding the release of the game has been scarce. Some two months back, it was reported that Square Enix had moved KH3 director Tetsuya Nomura from his directing duties on Final Fantasy XV to full time directing of KH3. Being one of the original creators of the series, the move made sense. more >>